There’s something that’s been bothering me for quite some time and I don’t think I’m the only one…
Can we agree that the cappuccino and latte are becoming less and less relevant today from a specialty coffee standpoint? We’re seeing more and more menus that simply state something like ‘espresso + milk’ as opposed to a laundry list of milk beverages. These E + M drinks might come in a couple of sizes even, but typically use milk that’s been textured in order to pour art (not saying latte art here is very intentional… ) and is probably closest to a flat white over anything else, no? Even the WBC has switched from calling it a cappuccino to a milk beverage in competition over the past couple of years.
I get that there’s the customer side and someone will say ‘our customers want latte’s, so that’s why we keep them on the menu’. Great, keep doing you! I don’t want to change the world here, I’m just looking for some good feedback and conversation.